ssh and mac

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Mar 7th, 2009

this question isn't really about how to set it up but how ssh works on mac os x. i cant enter a user name when using the built in client on os x and can find much out there that helps. does anyone here even use macs?

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Joe Clarke Sat, 03/07/2009 - 14:52

MacOS X uses OpenSSH. There are manpages installed which can give you some usage help:

$ man ssh

To pass a username to SSH, use either the -l option, or the '@' notation. For example:

ssh -l jclarke 10.1.1.1

Or:

ssh jclarke@10.1.1.1

themcurtis Sun, 03/08/2009 - 09:00

there seems to be a limitation with the built in ssh client when it comes to complex name such as the use use of "$name$" does anyone know how to get it to accept these complex names.

and just to note i have been using the -l command

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